It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time taking photos during these winter months. If you’ve been struggling to get creative with your Instagram posts lately, take a look at this list of tips to help you get the best shots during the colder seasons. From finding new places to explore and what to wear, to picking out the perfect filter and camera settings, these 9 tips will have you ready for all of your winter activities. You might even find yourself having more fun in the cold weather than ever before!
1. Embrace the winter season
You might think that it’s too cold to take photos, but the beauty of winter is worth capturing. The snow-covered landscapes, sunsets, and frozen lakes can be just as beautiful as landscapes in the summer.
2. Use the right settings on your camera
Different seasons require different settings to get the best color or light. So consider adjusting your camera’s settings for the time of year you are photographing in. For example, if you are taking a photo with snow on the ground, use your camera’s white balance setting for incandescent lighting to make sure everything looks natural with warm colors.
3. Wear layers
Layering clothes provides warmth without sacrificing style or comfort when it comes time to take a photo outside during these colder months. And if you’re using an app like Instagram Stories to share your photos with friends and family, feel free to show what you’re wearing!
4. Pick up some new gear
Winter accessories will give your photos that extra bit of personality this season! You can find scarves, gloves, hats, and boots at most stores right now so pick up whatever catches your eye and try it out on all of your photos.
Tips for Finding New Winter Spots
The first step to take when looking for new places to explore is to think about what you want out of your photo. Do you want a selfie at the top of a mountain? Do you want to capture the sunset? Or do you want an interesting landscape shot?
Once you have your focus in mind, start brainstorming places that might be good locations for your photos. If you’re looking for nature shots, consider hiking trails, snowy mountainsides, rivers, lakes, and forests. If you’re looking for more city-based pics, try taking photos in urban areas with interesting architecture or waiting until night falls so the city lights are on display.
A great way to find new winter spots is by checking Instagram hashtags like #visitsantafe or #nycwinter. The best thing about this method is that it’s easy and doesn’t require any planning! You can also check blogs or websites like this one for posts about where to go during winter months.
If these tips don’t help you find the perfect spot for your next photo shoot, there are plenty of other hints out there! How about checking out some photographer’s work online or downloading an app that will help guide you around? There are many different suggestions that
What To Wear For Winter Photos
We’re not saying you need to dress in a full-on winter coat, but it does depend on the type of photos you want to take. For example, if you’re planning on taking photos outside during the day, then you’ll want to dress appropriately for the weather. Make sure to check out the forecast the day before you want to set out and get all your gear ready to go beforehand. It is better to be overly prepared than too cold out on a winter photoshoot. There a must-haves to bring along on your winter photoshoot are a warm winter coat, gloves that allow you to photograph, boots, hat, snow pants if there is a lot of snow, and any other warm-weather gear. But if you’re going to be photographing indoors, feel free to wear whatever you want!
Camera Settings and Filters
When it comes to settings, you’ll want to use a low ISO (sensitivity) to compensate for the low light of winter. This will help you avoid noise in your photos. Additionally, using a tripod is always recommended for this type of photography, as it eliminates camera shake and helps you improve your composition.
If you don’t have a tripod handy, just use a flat surface to rest your camera on and take the photo from there.
Finally, when it comes to filters, go with a warmer tone or a contrast-y hue that’ll enhance what’s going on in the photo. You can also try an Instagram filter called “Earlybird.” It has been shown to produce more engagement than other filters.
Now that you know different ways to take pictures during the cold weather and how to prepare for it, go out and take some great shots!